AGE: 75 • Parsippany
Alex DeCroce, age 75, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at The State House in Trenton. Alex was born in Morristown and was a life long resident of Parsippany. He was a Realtor and Owner of Gallo & DeCroce ERA Realty Company in Parsippany. Alex became a New Jersey Legislator in the 26th Legislative District in the Assembly in 1989. He also has been the Republican Minority Leader since 2003.
Alex was pre-deceased by his father, Santino and his brother, Gerry DeCroce. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou (nee-Bisson); his sons, Paul Johannesen and his wife Jessica of Parsippany and Christopher Johannesen and his wife Erin of Succasunna; his daughters, Linda Correll of Parsippany and Christina Craig and her husband Steven of N.Y., N.Y.; his mother, Theresa Petrozzi DeCroce; his brother, Ronald and his sister, Maryanne all of Parsippany; his eight cherished grandchildren, Connor, Damon, Julian, Noah Alexander, Richard, Tommy, Kayla, and Kristy; his three treasured great-grandchildren, Conner, Emily, and Jolee; and his loving dog, Lulu.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Liturgy of Christian Burial on Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, 179 Baldwin Road, Parsippany. Interment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visiting hours will be today, Thursday from 3-8 p.m. ONLY at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. (973)887-3235 or visit www.partroyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center, 113 Parsippany Road, Parsippany, N.J. 07054.
Published in Daily Record on Jan. 12, 2012